Kanye West On #MuteRKelly Movement: We Can Enjoy All Their Music All We Want

Ye makes a public statement about his "To the World" collaborator.

(AllHipHop News) It was only a matter of time before Kanye West voiced his opinion on the R. Kelly controversy. Footage of the G.O.O.D. Music founder speaking on his fellow Chicago native has made its way across the internet.

"They just gonna pull up full documentaries on him. Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary... We can enjoy all their music all we want," said Kanye. "I thought I wasn't going to go there today... If we're gonna tear down artists, let’s go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let's take down all the art."

West was referring to the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. The television event sparked debate about how consumers should treat Kelly's music following 25 years of pedophilia, child pornography, sexual misconduct, and physical abuse allegations against the singer.

Many artists have publicly denounced R. Kelly, and some radio stations have pulled back from playing his songs. Plus, RCA Records has reportedly stopped financing the singer while he faces investigations in Illinois and Georgia.